Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points during Thursday's win over the Penguins.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with five shots and a plus-one rating on the night. Staal now has 20 goals and 47 points through 68 games this season. Jay McClement, Ryan Murphy, and Alexander Semin also tallied for Carolina.
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left leg.
Insight: The injury occurred during Wednesday's win over Chicago, and Simmonds even scored the opening goal of the game. He ends the season with 28 goals, 50 points, 66 penalty minutes, and 24 power-play points through 75 games.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will dress for Thursday's game versus the Senators according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Normally third-string goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been sent back to the AHL, so that means the Rangers are making a spot for Lundqvist. He will probably be the backup on Thursday and then start on either Saturday or Sunday.
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin had a goal and two assists in the, 5-2, victory over the Jets on Tuesday.
Insight: Sedin had an assist on Yannick Weber's power-play goal and Radim Vrbata's score in the second period. Then Sedin scored an empty-netter. He has 17 goals and 48 assists in 73 games this season.
Description: Jets right winger Blake Wheeler scored in the, 5-3, loss to the Canucks on Tuesday.
Insight: It was a one score game until Vancouver scored two empty-net goals in the final minute. Wheeler's goal came on even strength. With this loss and the Kings victory over the Rangers, Los Angeles is two points behind Winnipeg for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference, and the Kings have played one fewer game. Wheeler has 23 goals and 34 assists with a plus-24 rating this season.
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata had two goals and an assist in the, 5-2, victory over the Jets on Tuesday.
Insight: Vrbata was all over the ice, leading his team with seven shots on net. No one else for Vancouver even had five. All three of Vrbata's points came at even strength. He has 29 goals and 27 assists in 70 games this season.
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and an assist in the overtime loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Detroit never led in the game, but they also never trailed by more than one as Arizona and Detroit alternated on nine goals. Abdelkader scored in the second period and then assisted Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal to tie it at four. Abdelkader has been very good in March with eight goals and two assists this month.
It was a power-play goal and his 20th of the season. Abdelkader also had an assist, seven shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Erik Cole also tallied for Detroit.
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Arizona over Detroit, 5-4.
Insight: Arcobello's goal was unassisted as he simply beat Red Wings defeseman Marek Zidlicky and with his long reach Arcobello beat goaltender Jimmy Howard stick side. Arcobello had two goals and an assist in the game. He has 15 goals and 11 assists in 69 games this season.
Description: Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell registered a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Ducks.
Insight: Hartnell has just been on fire lately. He led the team with five shots on net Tuesday. Hartnell has five goals in the last five games and 11 this month. He has 25 goals and 28 assists this season.
Description: Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored in the, 5-3, loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Insight: Kesler had three shots on net, scoring on the power play in the first period. Anaheim actually took a, 2-0, lead and then lead, 3-2, but Columbus scored the final three goals of the game. Kesler has 19 goals and 27 assists in 75 games this season.
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored a goal during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
Insight: Zuccarello also had two shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. He now has 13 goals, 44 points, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-18 rating overall. Kevin Hayes also tallied for the Rangers.
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter scored a goal during Tuesday's victory against the Rangers.
Insight: Carter has had a solid campaign, with 26 goals, 54 points, 28 penalty minutes, and a plus-five rating through 73 games. Marion Gaborik, Jake Muzzin, and Robin Regehr also scored for Los Angeles.
Description: Stars center Cody Eakin scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory over the Sabres on Monday.
Insight: It was a beautiful goal. Eakin actually fell down, but when he got up, he broke for the slot. John Klingberg made a wonderful pass and Eakin scored easily. Eakin has 17 goals and 17 assists in 69 games this season.
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Vanek assisted Charlie Coyle's goal in the first period and then scored in the third period to give Minnesota a, 2-0, lead. The goal turned out to be the game-winner. vanek has 19 goals and 30 assists in 72 games this season.
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier had a decent game versus the Wild, but he still lost, 2-1.
Insight: It's just been a bad season overall for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It would probably be best for all fantasy owners to forget about owning anyone on this team. Despite just allowing two goals on Monday, Bernier dropped to 20-26-6 on the season.
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk allowed just one goal and made 35 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Dubnyk did not allow that goal until about six minutes left in the third period. We are running out of accolades for this guy. He has won four of his last five games and 22 games since Jan. 15. Dubnyk is 32-11-3 this season.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists in the, 5-2, victory over the Sharks on Monday.
Insight: Hoffman has been slumping a bit lately as he had just two goals and two assists in March before Monday. The three points versus the Sharks is hopefully a sign he has things turning around for good. Hoffman has 26 goals and 20 assists in his rookie season.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored his 35th goal of the season as San Jose lost to Ottawa, 5-2, on Monday.
Insight: Pavelski, however, was minus-two in the game. He did have seven shots on net to lead all Sharks skaters. Pavelski has 31 assists with his 35 goals and a plus-11 rating in 73 games this season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond continues to dominant the NHL.
Insight: Hammond is 14-0-1 in his first 15 starts in the NHL. Entering Monday's game versus the Sharks, he had a 1.65 GAA and .947 save percentage. Ottawa beat San Jose, 5-2, and Hammond made 29 saves in the victory.
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin allowed two goals and lost to the Blackhawks, 3-1, on Monday.
Insight: The last Chicago goal came with an empty net. Khudobin shouldn't be on many fantasy hockey teams as he is 8-15-5 this season and came into Monday with a 2.64 GAA and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season.
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar registered a goal and two assists with a plus-two rating on Monday versus the Devils.
Insight: Kopitar assisted Los Angeles' first two goals in the first period with Tyler Toffoli's score coming on the power play. Then Kopitar scored in the third period. He has 15 goals and 42 assists in 69 games this season.
Description: Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 30 saves in the, 3-1, loss to the Kings on Monday.
Insight: Schneider has been playing better as of late, but it has resulted in very few victories. He has allowed seven goals in the last five games, winning just two of those games. Schneider is just 26-27-7 this season.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Quick allowed just one goal in the victory. Quick is now 31-19-12 this season. The Kings are tied with the Flames for the final spot in the Pacific division, but Calgary is in action Monday night versus Colorado.
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 41 saves in the, 3-1, loss to the Canucks on Sunday.
Insight: Smith has had a rough season, but he played well versus Vancouver. Just one of the two goals he allowed were on even strength. Smith, however, should not be in many fantasy lineups as he is 11-37-5 and came into Sunday with a 3.18 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Description: Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler scored the game-winning goal in Vancouver's, 3-1, victory over the Coyotes on Sunday.
Insight: Edler scored on the power play at the 16:47 mark of the third period to break the, 1-1, tie. Henrik Sedin added an empty net goal as insurance. Edler led the team with five shots on net. He has seven goals and 14 assists in 64 games this season.
Description: Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot made 36 saves in the, 7-2, victory over the Ducks on Sunday.
Insight: Talbot has just been tremendous for the Rangers. With this victory, New York appears to be the front runner for the President's Trophy. New York, Montreal and Ahaheim all have 99 points, but New York has played the fewest amount of games. Talbot is 19-7-4 this season, and owners should continue to start him until Henrik Lundqvist returns.
Description: Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his 30th and 31st goal of the season on Sunday night versus the Rangers.
Insight: Perry was about the only bright spot for the Ducks as Anaheim lost to the New York Rangers, 7-2. Somehow, Perry managed to finish plus-one and led the team with eight shots on net. He has 19 assists with his 31 goals and plus-15 rating in 59 games this season. Perry is ninth in the league in goals scored.
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan scored a pair of goals and had an assist in the, 7-2, rout of the Ducks on Sunday.
Insight: Stepan led the Rangers with five shots on goal. He assisted Chris Kreider's goal in the first two minutes of the game and then he scored on the power play close to the six minute mark of the first period. Then, he scored an unassisted goal towards the end of the second period. Stepan has 13 goals and 33 assists with a plus-19 rating in 57 games this season.
Description: Lightning defenseman Matt Carle had two assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Bruins on Sunday.
Insight: Carle had assists on J.T. Brown's goal in the first period and then Jason Garrison's score in the second period. Carle has four goals and 13 assists with a plus-13 rating in 50 games this season.
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season on Sunday versus the Lightning.
Insight: Bergeron scored the first goal of the game, but Tampa Bay then scored the next four goals as Tuukka Rask stopped just eight of 12 shots before Bruins coach Claude Julien pulled him for backup Niklas Svedberg. Bergeron has 30 assists with his 20 goals in 72 games this season.
Description: Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist in the, 5-3, victory over the Bruins on Sunday.
Insight: Palat assisted J.T. Brown in the first period and then scored on the power play in the third. Palat was plus-two in the game. He has 16 goals and 40 assists with a plus-32 rating in 66 games this season.
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored twice during Saturday's overtime loss to the Oilers.
Insight: Giroux and Jakub Voracek have been two of the few bright spots for Philadelphia this season. Voracek picked up three assists on the night, while Giroux now has 21 goals and 67 points through 73 games this season.
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded two points during Saturday's victory against the Coyotes.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating on the night. Crosby now has 23 goals and 72 points through 66 games this season. Brandon Sutter and Daniel Winnik also tallied for Pittsburgh.
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata recorded two points during Saturday's win over the Kings.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Vrbata now has 27 goals and 51 points through 68 games this season. Nick Bonino, Bo Horvat, and Daniel Sedin also lit the lamp for Vancouver.